Throwback Hip Hop on Vinyl
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Throwback Hip Hop on Vinyl

We will be spinning throw back hip hop all night at Speciation! Bring your own vinyl between 4-7pm and set it on the queue next to the record player. From 7-10pm our good friend Ward from Brewery Vivant will be deejaying with his extensive collection of records. Discounts on beer if you wear your Hammer pants!

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Warehouse Cinema!
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema!

B-Movie Euphoria presents the mother of all movie nights!

Join us for a night of big screen Thrills! Chills! and Ales!
Bring your friends, bring their friends! Come see a film that will change you, mutate you, churn you into an unrecognizable heap, shunned by society!

Cult Previews 6:30
Mystery Movie at 7:00

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Private Laurentian Barrel Tasting
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Private Laurentian Barrel Tasting

Go behind the scenes of our Laurentian Series of spontaneous beers with owner Mitch Ermatinger to taste through and provide feedback on all 27 Laurentian beers currently in barrels. Your evening will include a private tasting and discussion about these mobile spontaneous beers, as well as twenty-seven 1oz samples and a cheese tray from Aperitivo. Following the guided event we will be opening some rare bottles to share. Tickets are $100 and available for purchase in the online store. Space is limited.

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Opening Day Firkin Tapping!
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Opening Day Firkin Tapping!

Spring is just around the corner and we are celebrating by tapping a special Spring Saison Firkin in honor of the Whitecaps opening day! The firkin will be tapped at noon. We are located just down the road from the ballpark, so grab a beer before heading over to the game. Present your Whitecaps ticket for $1 off your first beer!

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Wrestlemania viewing!
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Wrestlemania viewing!

Come watch the greatest wrestling event of the year at Speciation featuring all your favorite wrestling superstars of the WWE! Also, listen to our resident expert/bartender, Devon, blather on about finer point of tag team wrestling and who truly has employed the best spinebuster in the business (Arn Anderson, duh). For a truly "Glorious" time, Speciation is the place to view Wrestlemania 35!

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Pie Potluck!
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Pie Potluck!

Everybody loves pies! Especially our bar manager, Quinn. So bring on all the pies! Bring in your fresh baked creation (or store bought favorite) to share, and eat some pie while you're here. We are hoping for a romping big pie feast, so invite all your closet baking prodigies to come along. C'mon, fruited sours and pie...enough said.

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Introverts Night Out!
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Introverts Night Out!

Speciation is turning the lights low, mellowing out the music, and making the taproom an introverts paradise. Library rules for talking apply. We will have some jigsaw puzzles out for people to work on, with no obligation to talk to your neighbor. Bring a novel, adult coloring book or knitting project to work on. Podcasts and headphones are also highly encouraged with no fear of social stigma.

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Terrarium Making Class
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Terrarium Making Class

Are you itching to get your hands in the dirt?! While we patiently wait for spring to arrive, this is a great opportunity to make something beautiful! Our friend Lorin from Folklore Botanical will be guiding us through how to make succulent terrariums. Grab your friends and grab a beer! $40 includes all your terrarium making supplies (beer not included). Space is limited. Reserve your spot through our online store.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Nordic Dog Night with The Sovengard
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Dog Night with The Sovengard

Nordic Hot Dog Night is a collaboration with our good friends at The Sovengard. They will be at the taproom serving Nordic style hot dogs from 6pm-9pm on March 21st.  Inspired by the hot dogs you will find at a Pølsevogn, which translates to Sausage Wagon in Danish, these hot dogs are a wonderful spin on the American classic; locally made buns, traditional Nordic garnishes, and weiners made to Sovengard specifications from local pasture raised meats by E.A. Brady's butcher. We look forward to a night of sour beer, hot dogs, and a little hygge! Hot Dogs will be be $6 dollars, with accoutrements included in the price.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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March Bottle/Can Release
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

March Bottle/Can Release

Bottles and cans are available to reserve for free at noon on March 2nd! Reservations end on March 8th at noon.

You may pick up and pay for bottles/cans on March 9th from 10am to 4pm.

Eventbrite link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-march-release-tickets-57523602644

MARCH RELEASES:

HOPEFUL MONSTER - FOEDER AGED SOUR w/ BLACKCURRANTS - $20/750ml bottle.

HOPEFUL MONSTER w/ GINGER - FOEDER AGED SOUR w/ BLACKCURRANTS & GINGER -  $22/750ml bottle.

MONOTYPIC - GRAY SKIES GIN BARREL AGED SOUR w/ CHERRY, LIME, ORANGE, PINEAPPLE & POMEGRANATE  - $22/750ml bottle.

CONSERVATORY - FOEDER AGED SOUR  - $6 per 16oz can.

SPECIATION CELLARS - FERMI PARADOX - WILD CIDER DRY HOPPED w/ GALAXY - $12/750ml bottle.

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Magnum Sale and RMH Fundraiser!
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Magnum Sale and RMH Fundraiser!

We are hosting our first ever MAGNUM SALE! These are extremely rare large format bottles of some of our favorite brands. There are less than 10 total bottles in existence of each of these brands, so don’t miss out! You may enter your name into a drawing (1 entry per hour) for the opportunity to purchase a magnum. Names will be drawn each hour between 6-9pm. All magnums will be $50, and 100% of proceeds will go towards the restoration efforts of the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. We will also be pouring red and yellow beers all evening with $1 of each draft pour benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.

The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan had a pipe burst during the recent polar vortex which caused significant damage to the house. The Ronald McDonald House helps provide a "home away from home" to children and their families receiving medical and mental health care. You can learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan here: https://www.rmhwesternmichigan.org/

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Iditarod Viewing Party
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Iditarod Viewing Party

Cozy up with your favorite beverage while you watch the Last Great Race- the Iditarod! We will be broadcasting live coverage of the dogsled race on Saturday and Sunday in the tasting room. Epic race, beautiful views, and cute dogs- sounds like a win!

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Winter Beer Fest Extended Hours & Special Tappings!
Feb
21
to Feb 24

Winter Beer Fest Extended Hours & Special Tappings!

Since our taproom is right down the street from the 5/3rd ballpark where the Winter Beer Festival is, we decided to extend our hours and tap some special kegs for the weekend. We are also working on obtaining an outdoor permit for some overflow space (we will have a heater outside if this happens).

Thursday the 21st: 4p-10p - Normal taproom hours and a STACKED tap list to start the weekend off
Friday the 22nd: 12pm-12am - Special Keg Tapping at open
Saturday the 23rd: 12pm-12am - Special Keg Tapping at open
Sunday the 24th: 12am-6pm - Sour Beermosas!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

Metal on Vinyl night returns! Come head bang with Todd and Adam on the blackest day of all... Valentine's eve.

Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

We will have a can special again for $4/each... Arkleseizure's Sneeze of Creation: a Nordic Ale with a hint of Lingonberry. We also have patches, pins, and metal logo shirts in stock.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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February Bottle/Can Release
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

February Bottle/Can Release

Bottle reservations begin Saturday, 2/2 at noon and are open until Friday 2/8 at noon (or until sell out).

Eventbrite Link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-february-release-tickets-55412347824

Pickup day is February 9th from 10am to 4pm.

FEBRUARY BOTTLES:

THE LAURENTIAN SERIES: LAKE SUPERIOR w/ HUCKLEBERRIES - $35 per bottle.

ARKLESEIZURE'S SNEEZE OF CREATION - Barrel Fermented Nordic Ale w/ a hint of Lingonberry - $8 per 16oz can.

WARDIAN CASE - Barrel Aged Dark Sour w/ Cocoa nibs, Raspberry & Vanilla beans - $22 per bottle.

EXTROPIAN - Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Peaches, Cinnamon & Vanilla - $22 per bottle.

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Cheese & Charcuterie Beer Pairing Night
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Cheese & Charcuterie Beer Pairing Night

Quinn, our tasting room manager has put together an amazing tasting event!

4 samples of cheese, 4 samples of charcuterie, and 4 half pours of wild beer will be included. All cheeses and meats have been hand picked by Quinn and our friends at Aperitivo.

$40/pairing, feel free to split a pairing too! Additional beer portions will be available for purchase, just ask Quinn when you arrive. Come in any time between 4pm and 10pm on Thursday the 7th for the event, and Quinn will walk you through the board and beers!

Reserve a spot in advance from our online store.

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Royal Rumble Viewing Party
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Royal Rumble Viewing Party

Some of the Speciation staff (Devon & Mitch) are secretly wrestling fans… so we decided to stay open late on Sunday the 27th for a Royal Rumble viewing party! Even if you aren’t into wrestling, this event is a ton of fun. We will have the event on both the projector and the TV.

We will have drink discounts on some of our low abv beers to keep you going throughout the match. We will also order pizza (free pizza, yay!) for everyone at some point as well.

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MI beer Trivia night
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

MI beer Trivia night

Join us for a night of MI beer centric trivia!

Our good friend and Michigan beer educator Ben Darcie will be hosting! Bring a team of 1-4 people, and compete to win some awesome prizes!

Trivia will start just after 7 and will go until we are out of questions.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

Todd and Mitch are opening the tasting room to play some of their favorite metal records at a loud volume. We typically listen to: Doom metal, Black metal, Stoner metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Thrash, etc. Feel free to bring in a record and we will play a side if we have time.

Also, we ordered shirts with the metal logo, and they should be available for purchase this night!

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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2nd Anniversary Cellar Raid & Bottle Release
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Anniversary Cellar Raid & Bottle Release

For our 2nd anniversary party we are raiding the cellar! This is your chance to get bottles that you may have missed from the last 2 years. We pulled 43 beers out for this event!

We will also be tapping exclusive one off beers and doing bottle pours of special beers in the tasting room from Thursday the 10th through Sunday the 13th, so mark the whole weekend off in your calendars!

Public reservations begin Saturday 1/5 at noon, and go until Friday 1/11 at noon.

Public pickup day is Saturday, 1/12 from 10am to 4pm. Pickups will end promptly at 4, but our tasting room will be open after 4, and we will be pouring some special beers for our anniversary throughout the night!

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-2nd-anniversary-cellar-raid-tickets-53908411510

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